Where pork meat comes from – Visiting a pig farm

Seeing where our food comes from is a great way to better understand our food, not just the science, but the whole supply chain that starts long before it comes in a factory, supermarket or on our plate. Seeing how animals live especially is something I’m interested in (although I …

Homemade Biscuits & (Bacon) Gravy – A Recipe (and some science)

Sometimes even the most fanatic scientist doesn’t want to do science, but just enjoy something. Whether it’s a view of the sky, snow flakes falling down or, in this case, eating good food. This morning I was in baking mode again, besides making apple pie, cinnamon rolls and eating bread …

‘Real’ Chicken vs. Vegetarian Chicken – Complexity of choosing what’s ‘better’

“No, but vegetarian chicken is made from soy and soy comes from far thus is worse than a chicken produced 50 km from here. But, that chicken has to eat plants (maybe soy) before growing into a chicken, so getting the food to the chicken is just as bad as …

How packaging changes the colour of (red) meat

Any time I’m cooking, or baking I think about my recipes and why I have to do what I do. So, when unwrapping a pack of meat before cooking I noticed all the different colours of this formerly red piece of meat. I saw brown, purplish and red/pink! Was anything going …

Vegetarian Chicken – How is it made?

Know what that is on the photo above this post? Looks like chicken to you? You’re correct! It is chicken, but, there’s a loophole here, it’s vegetarian chicken… Most of us know: we should eat less meat. Whereas I don’t have any problems eating vegetarian regularly, not everyone in our …

An English Breakfast – On British bacon

When visiting Great Britain, there are a few things you should try: an afternoon tea (with scones and clotted cream), fish and chips and, of course, an English breakfast. Although I do have to admit, I am not a fan of English breakfasts and tend to choose something else instead. …

Cooking with oxtail

Winter time is the time for big hearty soups. One of my favorites is a good brown bean soup, using a recipe I got from my mom. Its a fairly simple recipe and uses a pack of dry mix oxtail soup for flavour together with beans, veggies and meat balls. However, one …